About Gum Sculpting
Overlapping gum tissue can hide the teeth and create a condition known as a "gummy grin". This condition can be efficiently corrected with sculpting by use of a laser. Some dental practitioners call this as periodontal cosmetic surgery. At DentalWorks - Aurora in Aurora, IL our dentists perform gum sculpting using a highly technical laser to safely and effectively strip away excess gum tissue to present more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes labeled as a cosmetic treatment, gum contouring also improves a patient's dental health by limiting the risk of infection by removing areas where decay can hide. This helps in lowering the risk for periodontal problems.
"When I entered the office, the reception area was spotless and welcoming with its warm décor. I checked in with a very pleasant receptionist and before I even sat down, Tanya, my hygienist, came to greet me. I appreciate that the office runs on time. I was greeted by Dr. Trakakis right away as he had a major procedure coming up. He gave me the exam very efficiently. I always enjoy seeing him. Tanya got to work on my 6-month cleaning which is always very thorough. She is so warm and friendly as a professional who puts me at ease. She scheduled my next appointment while I was with her. Checkout was quick and easy. About four years ago, I came as an emergency patient but have remained with them. A wonderful team!"- S.H. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
"I was able to come in on short notice, due to extreme pain because of a dry socket. They were very professional, empathetic and comforting. They made my day a lot better."- Y.B. / Google / Mar 16, 2019
"It’s always a great time at DentalWorks. I love all the staff."- B.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
"The whole team was great. They are quick honest friendly and very resonable. I will be back"- P.P. / Google / Mar 10, 2019
"Even though I don't like the dentist, my dentist here @ Dental Works is the greatest, he has been taken care of my family for years. The staff is very friendly as well.I like the new location better than their previous location. ??"- A.J. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
What to Expect
Gum contouring using laser technology can be completed directly within our dental treatment room in Aurora, IL using a mild local anesthetic to control any pain or discomfort. Many patients have worry regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are available to offer sedation for patients who request it. The first step of the treatment process the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the light from the laser will delicately remove strips of the gum so that the gum's appearance appears smooth and even. This advanced laser technology at DentalWorks - Aurora also assists to eliminate bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums may be swollen and inflamed for a couple of weeks following gum reshaping, but with daily brushing and flossing, the swelling will dissipate and the gums will recover quickly. Our dentists will go over the protocol along with possible medication to a rapid recovery. Professional cleanings and dental exams at DentalWorks - Aurora are suggested to help keep healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be paid for under dental insurance. Even though it is labeled a cosmetic dental procedure, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The insurance coordinators at DentalWorks - Aurora will research each patient's coverage to understand their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Overgrown gum tissue can lead to an unattractive smile. Gum contouring at DentalWorks - Aurora in Aurora, IL can correct this dental deformity efficiently without surgery. Not only will you get a attractive new smile, your oral health will also improve, minimizing the likelihood for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.
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